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EIBF Governance

Who we are and what we do

EIBF is a non-commercial European and International umbrella association representing national Booksellers’ Associations and Booksellers over the world. Through its member associations, EIBF speaks on behalf of more than 25,000 individual booksellers.

The co-Presidents

The European and International Booksellers Federation elected Fabian Paagman, CEO of Boekhandel Paagman in The Hague (NL) and Jean-Luc Treutenaere, President of the SDLC – Syndicat des distributeurs de produits culturels and Director of External Affairs at Cultura (FR) as EIBF Co-Presidents.

Fabian Paagman: Koninklijke Boekverkopersbond, the Netherlands

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Fabian Paagman
Co-President

Owner of Paagman Boekhandels, the Netherlands
Jean-Luc Treutenaere: Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC), France

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Jean-Luc Treutenaere
Co-President

President of the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC) and Director for External Affairs at Cultura, France

Our mission is to give booksellers a strong voice in the public sphere. Bookshops have an essential role in society as places of culture and in supporting learning and literacy. Our role is to continuously promote awareness of the beneficial role of bookshops among decision-makers at European level. We strive to ensure the best possible regulatory framework and business environment for the trade in a commodity of special cultural value.

 

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Juancho Pons
Treasurer

President of CEGAL and owner of Libreria Pons, Spain

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Mats Ahlstrom
Board Member

President of the Svenska Bokhandlareforeningen and owner of Djursholms Bokhandeln, Sweden

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Pierre Coursières
Board Member

Board Member of the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC) and CEO of le Furet du nord, France

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Matthieu de Montchalin
Board Member

President of Alire, EIBF delegate for the Syndicat de la libraire française (SLF) and owner of L’Armitière, France
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Tim Godfray
Board Member

CEO of the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland, UK

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Dr. Jessica Sänger
Board Member

Director for European and International Affairs at the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Germany

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Sophie Saint-Marc
Board Member

Director of Alire, France

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Trine Stensen
Board Member

CEO of the norske Bokhandlerforening, Norway

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Jane Streeter
Board Member

Former President of the BA U.K & Ireland and owner of The Book Case, Lowdham, UK

 


EIBF Vice President for International Affairs

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Oren Teicher
Vice-President for International Affairs, Board Memeber

CEO of the American Booksellers Association, USA

The Team in Brussels

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Fran Dubruille
Director

 

 

 

 

IMG_1418Julie Belgrado 
EU Affairs & Communication Officer

 

 

 

 

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Tel: +32 2 223 49 40